FAQ

Here are a frequently asked qustions by our customers concerning travel, gear, licensing, fishing and a few other standard queries.
Where do we fly into?
Great Falls, International Airport.  Great Falls, Montana.
Where is the best place to stay?
We will be happy to help you with accomodations depending on your lodging needs and preferences.
Where can I get licenses and gear? 
The Trout Shop in Craig, MT  & 
Will we be fishing from the boat?
Yes!  Fishing form a drift boat is an extremely effective way to fish the Missouri. River.  If you want to wade, it is by far the best way to get from spot to spot.
How much does my license cost?

How do I pay?
You can pay for your trip by all major credit cards, cash or check made payable to Fin Fetchers Outfitting.
What do you provide?
F20 provides lunch, NA beverages, flies, leaders, tippet, instruction, wit and anything else you will need for your day on the water.  Waders and boots can be rented from the local shops if necessary.
What should I bring?
An extremely over used statement in Montana, “If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute,” unfortunately it is spot on, so we’ll continue to use it.  When planning a trip to Montana, whether in August or November, always packs for the elements.                                                                       

  1. Wading boots
  2. Breathable Waders
  3. Rain gear
  4. Polarized sunglasses
  5. Hat
  6. Sunscreen
  7. Wicking under layer (cotton kills…pack poly pro. Or wool blend for an under layer.)
  8. Windproof shell
  9. Warm socks (avoid cotton during spring and fall months)
  10. Wading sandals(summer)
  11. Stocking cap,
  12. Wool/fleece gloves
  13. Wading Sandals 
  14. Bug Spray       
  15. Sense of humor
  16. Optimism
  17. Camera.....just in case                                                                                            
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  19. Rods / Fishing Gear
    This is a very common question with guests and never a debate amongst guides. A five weight rod is required to fish the Missouri.  Missouri fish are strong and do their best to break you off or get into your backing with each run.    I have seen many an angler get beat up by an 18’ rainbow with a 3 weight rod.  The fish can be landed on a 3 or 4 weight but usually don’t make the return trip back into the river due to sheer exhaustion.  The wind can and will blow and not always at your back.  This point can’t be stressed enough, don’t ruin a great trip by being under gunned and not be able to punch a cast into the wind because your 5 weight is sitting safely in the rack at home.

    If you have any more questions about fly fishing the Missouri River or other locations in Montana that are not addressed  here please feel free to call or send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.   
     
    406-240-3715 or brian@finfetchers.com